Pavtube Video Converter

Pavtube Video Converter

Converts to and from a wide variety of video, audio and image formats
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Convert between AVI, MP4, 3GP, FLV, MOV, WMV, MKV and other types of video files, MP3, OGG, AIF, AAC, APE, M4A and other video formats as well as PNG, JPG, ICO, BMP, GIFF and a few other image formats. Additional features include the ability to add subtitles to the output video and watermarking capabilities.

Pavtube Video Converter is intended not only to transcode video files but also to edit a new clip starting from existing footage. The tool supports processing a very wide range of video formats; yet, unlike other similar applications, it does not allow opening audio files. The program can process files in batches so it is highly convenient that it allows you to add a complete folder to the job list. However, it is a pity that the converter cannot import video from other sources, such as video cameras, the screen or the internet.

In terms of interface design, the application has nothing new to show us, because it looks exactly as many converters out there, but I have to admit that this layout definitely helps users to perform most tasks without difficulty.

Good news is that Pavtube Video Converter comes with various basic editing features. So, using a combination of merging, splitting and trimming, you can build a new clip that includes the desired parts of the original footage. In this respect, the tool is unquestionably far from being able to compete with sophisticated video editors, mostly because it does not have a timeline, layers and tracks to arrange the different segments. In this regard, another limitation is the impossibility of trimming more than one fragment from a single video. The converter has a few visual filters that can alter the image. As to audio, it is good that the program can help you remove the original audio track and replace it with a new one, which you can import from a standard audio file. Moreover, it lets you print subtitles from external files. Finally, you can add a watermark. As to this, it is remarkable that, besides text and images, the application also supports using another video as a watermark, something that most similar tools cannot do.

The real value of the video converter probably comes from its support of multiple input and output formats as well as the quality of the conversion process. You will be pleased to know that Pavtube Video Converter allows exporting to multiple conversion presets, which have been conveniently identified with the names of their supporting devices and intended purposes. Fortunately, these presets include not only HD and audio but 3D profiles as well. A disadvantage is that it does not let you use individual conversion profiles. As to quality, the processing seems quite neat and fast because the tool can use installed hardware to speed up conversion.

To conclude, Pavtube Video Converter is probably too similar to other products of the same kind. However, it does have some interesting features that you may like to explore. Since the program is shareware, there is not much to lose if you give it a try and see if it works for you.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports a wide range of input formats
  • Batch processing
  • Can change the original audio tracks
  • Exports to a large number of presets, including HD and 3D
  • Can add video watermarks
  • Fast and neat conversion

Cons

  • Cannot import from camera, the screen or the Internet
  • Not very sophisticated as a video editor
  • Cannot trim more than one segment from a video
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